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Android 4.0 for HTC ThunderBolt Gets Closer to Release

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Earlier this month, I wrote about how HTC ThunderBolt owners deserved some answers in regards to the Android 4.0 update. Sure enough, a few weeks later (I’m not taking credit, mind you), HTC announced that the first 4G LTE device on Verizon would indeed be getting the upgrade to Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software. Although, it didn’t say when. Well,  it appears that the update in getting closer to release as testing is set to begin for the software.

According to VZBuzz, HTC is actively seeking out testers for the new software by sending out emails to prospective individuals.

You can see what HTC is looking for in the screenshot below.

And while this doesn’t shed any light on when the update will be coming exactly, that would be too good to be true, it’s a sign that things are moving along, which is great for a phone that will be a year old later on this month.

Android 4.0 for HTC ThunderBolt Gets Closer to Release

The HTC ThunderBolt has had one of the longest journey’s of any smartphone in recent memory. From the botched launch, to the random reboots, to the long wait for Android 2.3 Gingerbread, this phone has tortured its owners from day one.

If you recall, this was a phone that many believed could compete with the iPhone 4 and while the device certainly sold, it came no where close to Apple’s iconic device both in sales and in quality.

Android 4.0 should make for a much improved experience on the HTC ThunderBolt, especially if HTC is somehow able to include HTC Sense 4.0, the slimmed down UI that will be arriving with the HTC One Series of smartphones that the company announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

Exciting stuff, eh ThunderBolt owners?

7 Comments

  1. BlackGod

    03/02/2012 at 1:01 pm

    I bet my thunderbolt that my thunderbolt won’t get ICS till simmer.

  2. zhengyou37

    03/02/2012 at 3:56 pm

     http://xvr.in/h9

  3. JayDub

    03/05/2012 at 10:31 am

    yeah we’ll get it when everyone else gets Jellybean !!!!

  4. Chuck607

    04/29/2012 at 2:28 pm

    I have hated this phone from the first day. Should have taken it back while I still could. Power consumption is unreal, even when not in use, and with extended battery, which made the pgobe awkward and impossible to find a cover for. Verizon should offer early upgrades to a better phone, in place of Android upgrade.

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